Hannah Fried is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Access Democracy, a project of The Leadership Conference Education Fund. Hannah got her start working on voting rights issues in 2004, taking calls on a national voter information hotline. But it was standing at a polling place in Dover, New Hampshire in January 2008 that sealed the deal. She most recently served as the National Director and Deputy General Counsel for Voter Protection on Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. In 2012, Hannah spent nine months as the Voter Protection Director for President Obama’s reelection effort in Florida, and from July 2009 to March 2012, was the Deputy Director and Deputy Counsel for Voter Protection at the Democratic National Committee. Hannah served with the Obama campaign’s voter protection staff during the 2008 primaries, and joined the advance staff for the general election in June 2008.
In addition to her voter protection work, Hannah spent several years in federal government service, at the Department of Justice and at the Environmental Protection Agency.